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Sep 26, 2023

SeaTox, Partners Awarded $1.5M Grant For Contamination Testing In Alaska

Wilmington-based SeaTox Research Inc. and its project partners received an almost $1.5 million grant to develop test kits to help identify toxin-producing algal blooms in Alaska’s commercial shellfish, according to a news release.   ...

Sep 25, 2023

For 348-townhome Project, Carroll Companies Reschedules Community Meeting

A community meeting on a townhome development planned in Porters Neck was rescheduled to Thursday. Greensboro-based The Carroll Companies wants to build 348 units in two- and three-story buildings on about 33.5 acres at 8138 Market St., according ...

Sep 25, 2023

Crossing That Bridge (and Road, Track, Sky And Water)

Every day, at least 65,000 cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, 18-wheelers … you get the idea … rumble across the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on their way to and from Wilmington. Over the next decade, that number is expected to increase to at le ...

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Block Eatz Unlocking Value for Local Food Entrepreneurs and Communities

Posted Aug 25, 2023

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, there are 31 million entrepreneurs living in the United States which constitutes 16% of the adult workforce. Of those 31 million entrepreneurs, the top industry to see new small businesses in the United States is the Food and Restaurant sector. Over 500,000 new food startups are launched in the United States annually with that number foreca...read entire article

Achievers & Accolades

Neufang Named Account Manager At Highland Roofing

Sep 25, 2023

The Takeaway: In Print

If you’ve been to a concert merch table this summer, there’s a chance you’ve seen one of Tom Shaw’s designs. From his Wilmington studio, Shaw, owner of T. Shaw Designs, creates handmade, silkscreened art prints and concert ...

Sep 25, 2023

AI Deep Dive: A Industry Discussion

Artificial intelligence isn’t new (how long have WE been GRILLING Alexa and Siri?), but the growing popularity of chatbots this year has accelerated talks on everything from efficiencies, ethics, oversight and how businesses can best leverage t ...

Sep 25, 2023

Snack Knack

Earlier this year, Lia Ballentine moved the headquarters of Yumday, a snack subscription business, from Austin, Texas, to Wilmington. She decided to open a brick-and-mortar store at 225 S. Water St. in Chandler’s Wharf as part of her vision ...

Sep 25, 2023

The Brunswick Shuffle

The Wilmington region welcomed Brunswick County back into its Metropolitan Statistical Area with open arms this summer.  A decade ago, federal officials grouped Brunswick County into the metropolitan area that’s anchored by Myrtle Beach ...

Sep 25, 2023

Patented: Innovating New Ideas

Is it possible to grow a community of inventors that, in turn, nurture an entrepreneurial environment? “I think so; I always encourage people to take advantage of the ideas they have,” said Tom Carter, who holds patents on a number of ...

Sep 25, 2023

Area Of Influence

As the greater Wilmington area burgeons with new growth and development, many local landowners and developers have been waiting with bated breath for the Environmental Protection Agency to clarify the definition of a wetland.   Without specifi ...

Sep 25, 2023

Economic Development Trends To Watch

Construction – and negotiations about construction – took place this year on spaces for industrial, commercial and office users. To fill those spaces, various job incentives and training programs looked to attract more employees. Here is ...

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